origin of rail line in Polk County through Green Swamp

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When was the now-abandoned railroad line through the Green Swamp that ran north from Auburndale to north of State Road 50 in Sumter County built? It is now the site of the Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail.

-- tom palmer (tom.palmer@theledger.com), August 15, 2002


Not quite,Mike The SAL built from Coleman to WPB,then the other company built to Miami.

-- Joseph Oates (jlosal@mindspring.com), August 19, 2002.

Tom the line was built by the florida western &northern rr.co.. a subsidiary formed by the s.a.l.the construction of the line began in 1924, this line was the s.a.l coleman to west palm beach segment and was completed in 1925.i hope this helps mike hart

-- michael hart (hartotsouth@yahoo.com), August 15, 2002.

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